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March Monthly Meeting - Tuesday March 21st @ 7pm-9pm 


Day Trip Speed Traverses in the Canadian Rockies
by Peter Knight

Peter will share a slide or two on the history in the area (Original Great Divide traverse done on cross country style skis, Skoki Lodge races)

Inspiration (Europe: Mt. Blanc, Haute Route, West Coast: Spearhead, Mt. Rainier, McBride Traverse)

Equipment, Food, Safety, Training/Fitness

Planning Strategies (Route selection, weather, timing)

Past Successful completed traverses

Mt. Joffre

Kicking Horse Pass to Lake Louise via Lake O'Hara and Moraine Lake

Wapta Traverse

Mt. Columbia

Future Plans? (increased complexity of overnight trips)

Routes that make good stepping stones for people looking to get into speed traversing (Dolomite Circuit, French-Haig-Robertson

Peter Knight is a 27 year old weekend warrior from Edmonton. Weeknights, he can be found in Edmonton's river valley. Weekends, he is often in the mountains. Along with being a mountain bike racer in the summer, Peter has been a member of the Canadian Ski Mountaineering Team since 2012 and has attended the bi-annual world championships 3 times. Speed traverses are a great way for Peter to cap off a ski mountaineering race season.


Meeting Location

All monthly meetings for the Section will occur at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Boulevard). See the below map for details.

Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

April Monthly Meeting - Tuesday April 18th @ 7pm-9pm 


Moulins - Exploring a Glacier from the Inside Out

Kevin comes to talk to us about his moulin journey. What’s it like down there? When’s the best time to explore them? What are the biggest risks and how can you mitigate them? What can these moulins tell us about the glacier as a whole? 

Kevin Abma has been exploring moulins for the past 3 years. His goal has been to get from the glacier’s surface down to the bedrock below by descending through a moulin.
Kevin’s background makes him particularly well suited for exploring moulins. 

He has been an active caver for over 10 years, serving on the Alberta Speleological Society's Executive for 2 years. He’s a member of Alberta and BC’s Cave Rescue Organization and has participated in countless cave and rope rescue scenarios. 

5 years ago, Kevin turned his attention to climbing the eleven-thousanders of the Canadian Rockies. During this time, Kevin’s passion turned to glaciers, as they are an essential component to every big mountain. 

With a background in caving and a passion for glaciers, it’s only natural to assume that he would progress to caving in a glacier. 


May Monthly Meeting - Tuesday May 16th @ 7pm-9pm 


From Bushwhacking to Book Writing
An Evening with Ben and Eric of "A Peakbagger's Guide to the Canadian Rockies: North"

Ben and Eric will share some slides of interesting and amusing moments from trips in the book and share some tidbits of extra info. Their book will hopefully be just hot off the press and available for purchase (and autographs) too!

"Ben Nearingburg is an instructor, author, and guide who often roams the hills of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Ranges.  Ben hopes his passion for the hills, both on and off the written page, helps others to experience and respect the rugged splendor of the natural world."

"Eric Coulthard is a computer scientist. He is the founder and developer of Many of his top treks are exploratory jaunts with little or no beta. His passion for exploration began in the Edmonton section."

June Monthly Meeting - Tuesday June 20th @ 6pm-9pm 

Join us for our Summer BBQ at William Hawrelak Park SITE #2  - 9330 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB T6G-2A8

 This is our annual social event for the club. Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather (we have indoor if the definition of beautiful has been stretched too far)!

Meet fellow members, enjoy a fabulous meal, play some games and have some ice cold beverages! More details to come closer to the event!

One of the super amazing things we will be doing at the BBQ is presenting several section members with awards they have received - please come out to congratulate these outstanding volunteers for all of their hard work and dedication to the ACC Edmonton Section.

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